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UK's first ever 'poo bus' hits the road

Bath - Yesterday the first ever poo bus in the United Kingdom hit the streets. The bus is powered on human waste and food waste.

Britain's anti-EU UKIP take second seat in blow for Cameron

Rochester - Britain's anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) won its second seat in parliament on Friday, in a by-election that could signal major upheaval in a general election in six months' time.

'Pick-up artist' Blanc banned from UK

London - The British government on Wednesday banned controversial US-based "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc from entering the country after nearly 160,000 people signed a petition accusing him of encouraging "physical and emotional abuse".

How to identify a Russian tank in Ukraine — By British embassy

Kiev - Britain's embassy in Kiev risked provoking fresh Russian ire Wednesday by posting a diagram on Twitter "to help the Kremlin spot its tanks" in Ukraine."#Putin still denying #Russia's troops & hardware are in #Ukraine.

Kerry delays trip to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks

London - US Secretary of State John Kerry has pushed back his trip to Vienna where international negotiators are in final talks on Iran's nuclear programme, his department said.

Three of Israel synagogue dead were US citizens, 1 British: police

Jerusalem - All four victims of Tuesday's deadly Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue were Israelis with dual nationality, three of whom were Americans and a fourth British, police said.

'Contagious' bird flu outbreaks on Dutch, British farms

Hekendorp - Dutch officials were on Monday checking poultry farms for a highly infectious strain of bird flu following outbreaks of similar strains of the virus in Britain and Germany.

Seven charged in N. Ireland for 'terrorist offences'

London - Seven men have been charged with "terrorist offences" in Northern Ireland and were due in court on Monday, the police said following an investigation into militants opposed to peace.

IS executioner 'Jihadi John' injured in air strike: Reports

London - The British government said it was investigating reports that "Jihadi John", the British-accented Islamic State militant apparently responsible for the beheading of western hostages, had been injured in a U.S. air strike.

Pussy Riot thank Amnesty campaigners for support

London - Campaigners from Amnesty International on Friday honoured two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot who served 22 months in prison for staging a shock performance in a Moscow cathedral in 2012.

Putin to face icy reception at G20 summit

Brisbane - Vladimir Putin faces an icy reception at the G20 summit with Britain's David Cameron telling the Russian leader to stop bullying smaller states and Australia's Tony Abbott accusing him of trying to relive the "lost glories of tsarism".

Britain to seize jihadists' passports, stop them returning home

Canberra - Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday outlined plans to seize passports from British jihadists and stop them returning from fighting overseas, while proposing landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London's no-fly lists.

Unique memorial, ceramic poppies to mark end of devastating WWI

Ablain-saint-nazaire - President Francois Hollande opened a huge, elliptical memorial Tuesday carrying the names of nearly 600,000 fallen soldiers of all nationalities in an emotional ceremony in northern France marking the end of the devastating First World War.

Top EU court rules against 'welfare tourism'

Luxembourg - The EU's top court ruled Tuesday that member states do not have to pay welfare to EU citizens coming solely to claim benefits, offering some welcome relief to governments under fire from anti-EU parties on immigration.

Bulgaria statue for Cold War 'umbrella killing' victim

Sofia - Bulgaria's president inaugurated a statue of dissident Georgy Markov Tuesday in a rare official commemoration of the victim of the infamous Cold War "umbrella killing" in London in 1978.

Reagan apologizes to Thatcher for Grenada invasion in new tapes

Los Angeles - Former US president Ronald Reagan personally apologized to Margaret Thatcher after US troops in 1983 secretly invaded Grenada, a Commonwealth island state in the Caribbean, according to newly-released tapes.

Scandinavian jet 'nearly crashed into Russian warplane'

London - A Scandinavian airliner carrying 132 passengers nearly crashed earlier this year into a Russian warplane that was flying covertly, a study of Russia-West military incidents said Monday.

UK banker Jutting on double murder charge grins as leaves court

Hong Kong - A British banker charged with the grisly murder of two young women flashed a smile as he left a Hong Kong court Monday, after his case was adjourned for psychiatric evaluation.

UK Falklands veteran tries to trace family of soldier he killed

Derby - British soldier Gordon Hoggan still has horrifying nightmares about killing an Argentinian marine with his bayonet during the Falklands War.But he hopes to find peace by discovering the man's identity and giving his family back his helmet.

Grisly Hong Kong murders spark banker backlash

Hong Kong - The murder of two young Indonesian women in Hong Kong allegedly by a British expatriate has sparked a backlash against wealthy Western bankers accused of treating the financial hub as their own personal playground.

EU ministers challenge Britain's victory claim on huge bill

Brussels - Britain declared victory after the EU agreed Friday to extend a deadline for a huge 2.1-billion-euro bill, but walked straight into a new row as other countries rejected its claims to have reduced the amount.

Rejuvenating the British High Street

From pot plants and garden supplies, to food and magazines, the array of items that can be purchased online and the general ease that accompanies online shopping has resulted in an ecommerce surge.

Philippine sin city was magnet for Briton charged in Hong Kong

Angeles City - A wealthy British banker charged over grisly twin murders in Hong Kong was a regular in a shabby red-light district of the Philippines where he liked to flash his cash and was treated like a king.

Australia, British police ink DNA sharing deal

Sydney - Australian and British police Thursday signed a deal allowing access to each other's DNA databases as part of an international push to tackle serious crimes such as terrorism, rapes and murders.

Russia's Putin, EU's Barroso burnt on British bonfires

Lewes - Russian President Vladimir Putin in nothing but green underwear and European leader Jose Manuel Barroso are among those being paraded and burned during traditional British bonfire celebrations this week.

Britain to send more military trainers to aid Iraq forces

Baghdad - Britain will send more trainers to Iraq to help the country in its battle against the Islamic State jihadist group, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Wednesday.

EU's Juncker: Cameron has 'problem' with other leaders

Brussels - New European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker stoked a bitter row between London and Brussels Wednesday, accusing Prime Minister David Cameron of having a "problem" with other EU leaders.

Fear stalks Hong Kong sex workers after grisly murders

Hong Kong - Even on a weekday night, the bars of Hong Kong's Wanchai red-light district are teeming -- stern-looking "mama-sans" supervise young women in miniskirts enticing punters with calls of "Hey handsome" and "Let's party".

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: GCHQ chief

London - Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", a senior British spy said Tuesday, warning that some US technology companies are "in denial" over the issue.

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: GCHQ chief

London - Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ wrote in a Financial Times article published Tuesday.
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